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Old 10-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Fantastic fan problem

I opened the vent in the trailer today ,electrically. The fan didn't go on . Believe it or not there was small pit jamming the fan.
My question ? Would that jam burn out the fan motor or is there a reset button I am unaware about ? I cleaned the contacts on the white wire at the switch ,the fuse is not blown . the water sensor still works. I removed the fuse from my other unit and everything stopped.
Are replacement parts available and is it worth it ? Should I just get a new unit ? Its a 600RBTA. I did the installation 3 yrs ago.TIA
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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Check with Fantastic fan, their tech can help, lots of positive comments found on this forum about them.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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I see that . Thanks Dave.Just wanted to see if i could fix it before I call them .
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:35 PM   #4
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I had mine not work just last month. It turned out that the trip switch that the vent door operates as it is opening was not working. All I did was to tap on it and lower and raise the vent a few times plus a shot of WD-40. It worked for me
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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My rain sensor fan quit too. Where do you find the fuse for it?
The top cover doesn't want to open automatically anymore either.

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:38 PM   #6
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The fuse is in that small black knob next to the speed control. Twist to left and let it come down the fuse is there
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did you test for power at the fuse?
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I'll have to wait for the repair guy next week when he works on my refrigerator. I don't think I have the right gizmo. What do I need to check it?

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a 12v test light or a volt meter.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:14 AM   #10
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It seems that the dome and the fan are on one circuit .I removed the fuse on the other unit and both the dome and the fan stopped simultaneously.I can only get the dome to work in the unit in question .I'm going to retest the fuse in the AM and W-D the switch again.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:54 AM   #11
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it is the plunger switch. The nut that holds it in is slightly loose. Loosen it a little then tighten it back up snuggly. The switch will make good contact then. This plunger it on the top of the fan under the dome. If that does not solve it, call Fantastic right away. They are beyond excellent with their customer service. I have dealt with this same issue twice now on customers trailers.
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I did the nut thing yesterday ,Frank .I will try it again .Then call Fan tastic if no results.
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Called Fan-Tastic this AM.I fried the 3 speed switch .Its in the Mail . KUDOS to them.
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fantastic fan problem

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Called Fan-Tastic this AM.I fried the 3 speed switch .Its in the Mail . KUDOS to them.
Mine did the same thing once in awhile.
I got up to the top of vent cover area while opened.
There was a ground wire attached to a bolt and nut. I wiggled it and whala, it continues to work.
Check the ground wire
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